Sandra Hamlin

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Life's Short: 5 Quick Ways to Slow Your Time Down | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Over at the Matt Cutts blog the other morning searching for SEO tips to help me take over the world, I found an article that was quite different yet …

Maryland's Bold Plan To Curb Hospital Costs Gets Federal Blessing

Maryland health officials have reached an unprecedented deal to limit medical spending and abandon decades of expensively paying hospitals for each extra procedure they perform.<p>If the plan works, Maryland hospitals will be financially rewarded for keeping people out of the hospital — a once …

5 Easy Steps for Creating Balance in Your Life

Let's face it, none of us needs to make another New Year's resolution that we end up breaking sooner or later and feeling like a failure.<p>Instead, this year, why not commit to making a real change for your life? Commit to making a new year's revolution, instead.<p>And, the easiest way to actually make …

Happiness

Why Hospitals And Families Still Struggle To Define Death

Death seems one of life's few certainties, but the cases of a girl and a young woman who are being kept on life support even though they are legally dead show how difficult it still can be to agree on the end of life.<p>In Oakland, Calif., the family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath waged a legal battle to …

Heart Attacks, Depression and Suicide: The Toxic Fallout From the Foreclosure Epidemic and a Prevention Strategy That Just Might Work

<i>photo courtesy of Vivien Feyer</i><p>My hometown of Richmond is making national headlines as our courageous mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, has taken the initiative to defend struggling homeowners against mortgage bankers. The city is threatening to invoke eminent domain if the banks don't come forward …

Real Estate

Eating Too Fast

In the study, half of the participants were instructed to rapidly eat a plate of vegetable pasta by imagining their time at the table was limited. They took big bites, chewed quickly, and kept their spoons in their hands for the entire meal. The other group was instructed to do the opposite: take …

Half Of A Drug's Power Comes From Thinking It Will Work

When you take a pill, you and your doctor hope it will work — and that helps it work.<p>That's not a new idea. But now researchers say they know just how much of a drug's effect comes from the patient's expectation: at least half.<p>When patients in the midst of a migraine attack took a dummy pill they …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

<b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see muscle growth without injuring yourself or hitting a plateau.<p>Lifting heavy weights with lower reps builds dense, lean muscle—but constantly upping the heaviness will exhaust your body fast. That’s why lifting lighter weights with more …

Will 2014 Move Past the Private/Public Health Care Debate and Onto Preventative Health?

<b>How a pound of prevention could soon render our current health care system irrelevant.</b><p>When was the last time you saw someone on the side of the road with an alternator burnt out or a fried carburetor? Not lately, since cars have long been instrumented with sensors telling us how specific parts are …

Digital Health

Vitamins Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

A series of articles published on Dec. 17 in a prestigious medical journal, <i>The Annals of Internal Medicine</i>, received a lot of press because of an editorial entitled, "Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements."<p>It's safe to say that many reporters and commentators did …

Medical Journals

What Is The DASH Diet? And Can It Help You Lose Weight | Women's Health

That’s because the DASH Diet has been proven to work, says Reshmi Srinath, M.D., an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. One study found that people who followed the DASH Diet had lower blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels than those who consumed a typical …

Releasing the Need of Acceptance and Fear of Being Judged: Choosing to Live Life With Intention!

Let's decide to journey together with a clear intentional statement for how we want to live our lives today and everyday thereafter! Come from the feeling place as you envision what you desire it to be, so you can begin to manifest this into your life. Then commit to it by bringing it forward from …

Positive Thinking

The Gut Bacteria Living Inside You (INFOGRAPHIC)

Trillions of microbes are living on and inside of you, and we're only continuing to find out the role these organisms play in our health. A new report based on deliberations from 13 leading scientists from institutions such as Harvard, CalTech and the National Institutes of Health, details what we …

Immunotoxin 3B3-PE38 Could Kill HIV-Infected Cells

A toxin created by scientists is able to kill cells where HIV is replicating despite antiretroviral therapy, a new mouse study shows.<p>The findings suggest that the genetically modified bacterial toxin, called 3B3-PE38 and created in 1998, could be used as a complement to antiretroviral therapy …

Judging the Judging of Diets

<i>US News & World Report</i> is out with their Best Diets 2014 report. Predictably, the release of this annual ranking has involved some degree of fanfare and considerable media attention -- and deservedly so. USNWR has become the go-to authority for imposing the order of rankings on things that matter …

Diets

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

Architecture

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>"This Be the Verse"<p><i>They fuck you up, your mum and dad.</i> <i><br>They may not mean to, but they do.</i> <i><br>They fill you with the faults they had</i> <i><br>And add some extra, just for you.</i> <i><br>But they were fucked up in</i> …